NOPD IDs Suspects in Uptown House Burglaries

NOPD identifies Suspects Responsible for Residential Burglaries and Fraud Incidents

NEW ORLEANS – The NOPD has obtained an arrest warrant for Kristian Willemoes (DOB: 03-18-1980) in connection to several simple burglary incidents and Ekaterina “Katya” Sitnikova (DOB: 01-06-1982) in connection to fraud in the Second District. On August 30, 2016 at around 3:00 p.m., the victim woke up from a nap in his residence in the 1500 block of Calhoun Street and noticed his cell phone, wallet and black laptop were missing from his living room. The victim also informed officers that his credit card was charged within 30 minutes from the time it was stolen. Upon arrival, officers did not observed an signs of force entry and believe the front door was unsecured while the victim was sleeping. On August 20, 2016 at around 10:30 p.m., the victim left her apartment when she returned, the next day, she discovered the back door open and her laptop missing. The victim’s roommate told police she was sleeping upstairs in her bedroom in the 900 block of Lowerline said she noticed an unknown male walking in her room. The subject apologized and left the residence. The roommate told police she assumed it was one of her roommate’s friends and went back to sleep.

Through the course of the investigation, NOPD received a Crimestoppers tip that helped identify the two suspects responsible for the incidents. A photo of the suspects can be seen below. Investigators believe the suspects may be responsible for other similar incidents in the area. If anyone has any information on the location of the two suspects, please contact any Second District detective at (504) 658-6020. Crimestoppers Citizens with information that can help solve a crime are asked to call Crimestoppers at 822-1111 or toll-free 1-877-903-STOP. You could receive a cash reward of up to $2,500 for the information leading only to the arrest, except on homicides, where Crimestoppers will pay half of the reward upon the arrest and half on the indictment of the responsible person(s). You do not have to give your name nor testify to receive the reward but you must contact Crimestoppers directly with your information. Citizens can also submit an anonymous tip online to Crimestoppers at